A "gigantic waste of taxpayers' money", which will not
benefit Otago, is how Otago Regional Councillor Duncan
Butcher described the Land and Water Forum report on
long-term strategies for managing freshwater in New Zealand.
A compromise has been reached allowing the Moeraki mataitai
to be approved, albeit with different boundaries, 10 years
after it was first proposed, but commercial paua divers still
have concerns about its potential impact on the Otago paua